How do I join a league?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by gameboy, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. gameboy

    gameboy Hall of Fame

    Jul 10, 2009
    I played in HS, club play in college and local club until I put the racquet down about 10 years ago. Recently, I started playing again and I am really enjoying it.

    However, it is difficult to find willing partners and I would like to join a league so that I can get some good match experiences.

    How do I go about joining a league? Do I need to be a USTA member first? Do I just contact regional coordinators?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Mar 30, 2009
    You need to know someone and get invited to jon. As for emailing coordinators, you'd have more of a chance hearing back from President Obama than them.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2009
  3. RedWeb

    RedWeb Semi-Pro

    Aug 8, 2006
    State the area where you live and I bet you'll have a few responses with lots of good information in a few days.
  4. gameboy

    gameboy Hall of Fame

    Jul 10, 2009
    I live in Seattle area. Too bad it is invitation only...
  5. HookEmJeff

    HookEmJeff Semi-Pro

    Nov 2, 2004
    Phoenix, AZ
    It's NOT invitation only, but it does help if you already have a team lined up.

    Talk with your local coordinator and ask him/her to help place you on a team.
    Go here: Pages/USTA League/2444_Coordinators.aspx

    It would help if you could determine your NTRP level prior as your coordinator is going to ask for your level. It's not going to be good enough to go "well, I used to be good in 1984 when I was playing three times a week." That's not going to help them one bit.

    Talk with a pro at the facility you play at and ask them to watch you play and gauge your level (ask what NTRP you are).

    Other than that, good luck and talk with the players in your area and ask them what teams they are on.


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